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Entrepreneurship Educator

Kellie is an experienced and award-winning entrepreneurship educator.  With over 10 years of experience in supporting students and graduates to develop and run successful businesses while at University and beyond at a variety of institutions, Kellie has continued her academic career at Northumbria. 

Kellie has worked on both extra-curricular and curricular entrepreneurship education.  Kellie supported Northumbria students to start Enactus Northumbria.  This social enterprise society competed at its first Enactus National Championship and went on to win Rookie of the Year in 2018 and Kellie received, for the second time, University Adviser of the year.  

In curricular while at Northumbria Kellie has had a pivotal role in the innovative entrepreneurship programmes at Northumbria.  Kellie started off as a Team Coach on the BA EBM programme, which was based on the Team Academy approach to management education.  Since then Kellie is now Programme Leader for the BA Business and Entrepreneurship programme.  This innovative one-of-a-kind programme gets students to run and start businesses from day one, and students use their ventures as a vehicle for their business and entrepreneurial learning.  The programme provides a coaching environment where students are coached and supported through the ups and downs of running a business and being a university student.  

Research Interests

Kellie's experience in entrepreneurship education led the way for her interest in exploring identity construction of participants of entrepreneurship education.  Her PhD thesis explored aspects of authenticity, belonging and distictiviness,  identity regulation and gender in participant's identity work.  

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Entrepreneurship Education: A question of identity?, Northumbria University

Award Date: 16 May 2023

Careers Guidance, PGCert, Careers Coaching and Education

Award Date: 1 Sept 2015

Politics, MA, Irish Politics , Queen's University Belfast

Award Date: 30 Sept 2005

Politics, BSc (Hons), Politics with Criminal Justice Studies

Award Date: 21 Jun 2002


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